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Charlotte 49ers to Receive New Daktronics Centerhung Video System

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Charlotte 49ers fans will be greeted by a new centerpiece in Halton Arena when the 2016-17 athletic season begins this fall as Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has been selected by the university to produce a new centerhung LED video display system. The system, designed and manufactured by Daktronics, will be installed this summer.

“We are thrilled to be able to enhance the atmosphere in Halton Arena and to deliver a larger-than-life in-game experience to Niner Nation,” said 49ers Director of Athletics Judy Rose. “The state-of-the-art system that Daktronics has designed includes the latest technology available on displays that are nearly 150% larger. It’s a first-class system and our fans will love the added excitement it brings to our games. We can’t wait to unveil it!”

Four main LED displays will form a square configuration with one ring-shaped display above and one below the main displays. The four main displays will each measure more than 9 feet high by 16.5 feet wide and each will feature a tight 6 millimeter line spacing for crisp, clear imagery.

Each main display is capable of variable content zoning which allows each to show one large image or to be divided into separate zones. These zones can show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, animations and sponsorship messages.

The upper ring display will measure 2 feet high by 85 feet around and the bottom ring display will measure 2 feet high by 56 feet around. Both will feature 10 millimeter line spacing and be able to show supplemental information to the main displays such as statistics and sponsorship information throughout events.

“This is a great project that will improve an already exciting game-day atmosphere inside Halton Arena,” said Corey Williams, Daktronics sales representative. “We’re looking forward to seeing the final installation having an impact on Charlotte 49ers fans this fall.”

Additionally, three auxiliary video displays will welcome fans to the venue, each measuring more than 6 feet high by 10 feet wide and featuring 12 millimeter line spacing. These displays will provide additional space for event promotion, live statistics and sponsorship messages.

Two fixed-digit scoreboards are included with the installation as well as locker room clocks, shot clocks and auxiliary clocks to keep everyone informed of the game time and statistics throughout events.

Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with consistent, industry-leading performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.

About Charlotte 49ers
The Charlotte 49ers are a NCAA Division I athletic program representing the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte).  The 49ers are a member of Conference USA. Halton Arena has been the home of Charlotte’s men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball programs since it opened in 1996.  Visit us at

About Daktronics
Daktronics helps its customers to impact their audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards and control systems in sport, business and transportation applications. Founded in 1968 as a USA-based manufacturing company, Daktronics has grown into the world leader in audio-visual systems and implementation with offices around the globe. Discover more at